Things To Do This Weekend (20 – 22 January)

Time is flying by so quickly and we’re almost down to the last weekend of January. It seems like Christmas just ended but now it’s time for Chinese New Year. Catch a breather at the string of art exhibits we have discovered, or stop and smell the flowers at Gardens by the Bay’s Chinese New Year themed floral show.
1. LOCK ROUTE: Public Art at Gillman Barracks


Curated by Khairuddin Hori, this public art showcase at Gillman Barracks draws inspiration from Gillman Barracks’ location and the 24km route march our NS men have to take on during their stint in the force. With over 16 different outdoor installations, murals and sculptures by international artists and local artists alike, it will be a fun day out with the family.
Date: Ongoing till 30 January 2017
Venue: 9 Lock Rd
Singapore 108932
Time: 24 hours
Admission: Free
(more information here)
2. Singapore Art Weekend at Singapore Arts Museum


In honour of Singapore Art Week, Singapore Art Museum will be hosting guided tours, artist performances, a symposium at the Singapore Biennale, and many other programmes this weekend. Ongoing exhibitions like ‘An Atlas of Mirrors’, ‘Once Upon This Island’ and ‘Into the Looking Glass’ will have extended opening hours till 9PM for those who have not had the chance to catch these exhibitions. Another item to look out for, The FUNtastic SAM Art Week Party, is a street party and bazaar that promises an array of shops, food, live music, DJs and more to make for a good time.
Date: 20 – 22 January 2017
Venue: Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189555
Time: Friday & Saturday 10AM – 9PM, Sunday 10AM – 7PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)
3. Metallica Live in Singapore


Travelling down from previous gigs at Beijing and Hong Kong, Californian heavy metal band Metallica will be performing in Singapore in January 2017 on their upcoming WorldWired Tour. Undeniably the most influential rock band of the past 30 over years, the group release their highly anticipated 10th studio album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, in November last year.
Date: 22nd January 2017
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Time: 8PM
Admission: from $158, tickets available here
(more information here)
4. Singapore Palestinian Film Festival 2017


Often construed as a place of brutality and violence, the Singapore Palestinian Film Festival (SPFF) aims to give people of Palestine a voice to break the misconceptions about their society. The nascent film festival that was just founded last year is a non-profit enterprise that aims to portray the evolving diversity of Palestine. 5 films will be shown: Speed Sisters by Amber Fares (2015),  Sling-Shot Hip-Hop by Jackie Salloum (2008), The Wanted 18 by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan (2014), The Time That Remains by Elia Suleiman (2003), and 5 Broken Cameras by Emad Burnett and Guy Davidi (2011).
Date: 19 – 22 January 2017
Venue: The Projector
6001 Beach Road #05-00
Golden Mile Tower
Singapore 199589
Time: –
Admission: Tickets required, available here
(more information here)
5. Tanjong Goodman Open House 2017


With various activities and events happening in various locations all over Goodman Arts Centre, there will be something to keep everyone occupied this Saturday. From dance exhibitions and classes to an array of multidisciplinary showcases from the fields of theatre, visual arts, ceramic arts, and performance art, there is much to learn and immerse in. There will also be an arts and craft flea market, selling pre-loved collectibles and eco-friendly lifestyle products, as well as open studio tours where you can take a peek into some local artists’ studios.
Date: 21 January 2017
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road
Singapore 439053
Time: 10AM – 6PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)


Organized with the aim to make the arts more accessible to the youth, the annual youth festival by the National Library Board is hosting a curation of local designers, art collectives and musicians for a creative experience. This year, PRESSPLAY will be separated into different segments: artisanal workshops, talks and panel discussions, and free live performances by sub:shaman and Ffion.
Date:  20 January – 18 March 2017
Venue: Various locations
Time: –
Admission: Free
(more information here)

7. Dahlia Dreams


Yellow, orange and red Dahlias and Begonias beckon you from the interiors of the cool Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. Get into the festive spirit by wandering through the Eastern-inspired garden landscapes and stop by the three-tier pagoda, pavilion, and moon gates. Look out for the brand new projection of Chinese New Year festivities to get you excited for the upcoming celebrations.
Date:  20 January – 19 February 2017
Venue: Marina Bay Sands
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Singapore 018953
Time: 9AM – 8PM
Admission: Admission charge to the Flower Dome applies
(more information here)
8. The Bizzare Honour

An ordinary two-storey terraced house in Chip Bee Gardens is being transformed into museum of oddities, featuring an eclectic collection of over 300 natural objects and artefacts dating from the colonial period. You can expect to be surprised with animal traps, tropical field equipment, taxidermy and rare colonial photos, all collected by artists over 15 years. Unlike the usual museum, there will be no placards explaining the exhibit as the visitors are encouraged to make sense of the artefacts.
Date: 20 – 22 January 2017
Time: –
Admission: $45
(more information here)

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